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Pedestrian Bridge Will Let People Cross Lamb Blvd. at Washington Ave.

The second phase of a trail project will move forward with a ground breaking for a new pedestrian bridge.

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin will break ground on the bridge Thursday. The bridge will allow people to cross Lamb Boulevard at the Las Vegas Wash Trail, which is near Lamb Blvd. and Washington Ave.

When finished, people will be able to cross the busy street and continue onto the wash trail. The trail will eventually be 18 miles long and connect to more than 200 miles of trails around the Las Vegas valley.

Funding for the project is coming from the sale of public lands in the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. 

Walkable Community Plan Needs Your Input

Walkable Community Plan Needs Your Input

With an eye toward making the region more walkable, Las Vegas officials want community input on what to include in their initial plan.

The plan area is centered in the southeast part of the city near the intersection of Eastern and Sunrise avenues, with boundaries extending in about a half-mile radius.

Residents and anyone who frequents the area are invited to view the plan and provide feedback online at www.YourVoiceVegas.com.

The plan provides a framework for establishing a safe and accessible network of community assets within a roughly 10-minute walk from the center of the plan area. The plan will not change the zoning or property land-use designations, but will focus on physical improvements, such as crosswalk enhancements, upgrading sidewalks and adding shade trees.

In addition to gathering information via YourVoiceVegas.com, the city also will be hosting four neighborhood meetings to gather community input, scheduled as follows:

Walnut Park Opening Celebration Set for Wednesday

County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is inviting the community to the grand opening of Walnut Park.

The celebration will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The park is at 3820 Cecile Avenue, just west of the Walnut Recreation Center near Cheyenne Avenue and Walnut Road.

The park features a shaded playground area, picnic areas, and a perimeter loop with exercise stations along the path. There is also an open lawn area available for multiple uses.

“Walnut Park is an exciting new addition to the neighborhood,” said Commissioner Weekly, whose District D includes the park. “The park adds much needed green space to the area for kids to play on as well as a walking trail, shade trees and a new playground for younger children.”  

The park sits between a Metro Police substation and the Clark County School District’s early childhood development center.

Freedom Park Getting a New Name

 

A park that has been part of the Las Vegas landscape for decades is getting a new name.

Next week Freedom Park will officially be renamed Gary Reese Freedom Park. The park was originally constructed in 1972. It was named Freedom Park to honor the men and women who have served in the military.

The renaming will honor southern Nevada veterans and long-time Las Vegas leader Gary Reese. Reese served as the city councilman for Ward 3, which includes Freedom Park, for 16 years.

The renaming ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Reese is scheduled to be at the ceremony.

The park is one of the largest in southern Nevada. It is home to the Big League Dreams Sports Park and the Carlos L. Martinez and Darrio J. Hall Family Pool. It also features a skate park, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a fitness course.

Bridge Work Causes Closure on Nellis

Bridge Work Causes Closure on Nellis

Work on a pedestrian bridge will shut down a stretch of Nellis Boulevard on Thursday evening.

Between Charleston Boulevard and Mohave Avenue, Nellis will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday during work on a new concrete deck for the bridge. Traffic will be detoured around the area during construction.

Nighttime work relating to the pedestrian bridge deck construction will continue through September, and is expected to cause intermittent closures on Nellis in this area.

The pedestrian bridge at Nellis is part of the new Las Vegas Wash Trail Project running approximately three miles along the Las Vegas Wash at Charleston, through the Desert Rose Golf Course to Sloan Lane and connecting with the Flamingo-Arroyo Trail and Clark County Wetlands Park.

Playground, Water Area Among Upgrades at Alexander Villas Park

Playground, Water Area Among Upgrades at Alexander Villas Park

 

A Nellis-area park will show off its new upgrades Saturday at a grand reopening party.

New playground equipment and an improved and much larger water play area are among the amenities added to the Alexander Villas Park, 3620 Lincoln Road, where a celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Lamb Boulevard.

There will be face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses and food at the free event. Representatives from the Clark County Commission District D Office, which oversees this area, will also be at the event.